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Strategic SaaS has guided over 400 organizations to the Microsoft Cloud.  Let our experience with Microsoft Office 365 topics such as Licensing, Email Migrations, SharePoint Online Migrations and Deploying Services such as Teams improve your experience with the Microsoft Cloud.

Drilling Down into Document Management Best Practices at Top Law Firms

The term document management has achieved buzzword status over the last couple of years. Not surprisingly, having a document management system in place has also become de rigueur in the modern business world. Document management is especially important for legal practices, as documentation is literally the lifeblood of the profession. That’s also why a growing number of top law firms across the country are choosing to manage their documents using Microsoft Office 365.  Many due to the advanced compliance and security options. Office 365 includes a suite of cloud-based document management tools, such as Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Microsoft…Read the Rest of Article

The Mac Moment for Office 365

Microsoft has released the Skype for Business client for your Mac! One of the huge holes in the lineup has been plugged. For Mac users, you now have functions much like the PC users on your team.  Here is a list of functionality you can enjoy. One-click join    See your schedule for today and tomorrow, preview meeting details, and join right from the Meetings tab. Meeting actions    Easily mute, add participants, IM your colleagues, and share and view the desktop. Contacts    Finding and adding contacts has never been easier. Call, chat, and share your desktop in a snap. Groups    Add or…Read the Rest of Article

How Do I Keep Up with the Changes and Updates to Office 365?

With the volume and frequency of changes, it can be challenging to keep up with everything. Here are a few ways you can stay on top of the changes: Check out Microsoft’s Office 365 Roadmap. You can filter by updates that have been launched, are rolling out, are in development. Visit the Office 365 Update blogs. If you are an Office 365 Administrator, review the Message Center for important maintenance communications and information about the rollout of new and updated features. Let your voice be heard! How you can have input into the features and functionality of Office 365? Submit…Read the Rest of Article

Office 365 Insider: January 2017

What’s new in O365?  The short answer is a LOT! 2016 was a busy one for the Microsoft Office 365 development teams, which means more functionality and features for Office 365 customers. There was a broad range of updates, from updating/improving functionality to brand new mobile apps and features. You can review the full list of updated and new features on Microsoft’s published roadmap for Office 365, but here are a few highlights and key updates: SharePoint apps for both Android and iOS devices While SharePoint has been around since 2001, mobile apps officially made SharePoint mobile-friendly in 2016 Download…Read the Rest of Article

Extending the Value of Office 365 with SharePoint

Sentier Strategic Resources Do you need to know why your customer buys, what drives satisfaction, what will impact their buying decision in the future? That is what Sentier Strategic Resources does for their customers, an enviable group of industry leaders in technology and consumer services in a variety of industries. Sentier is a custom research agency, helping their clients understand the behavior, perceptions, and expectations of their market. Based in Austin, the Sentier team serves customers throughout the US. Challenge Sentier wanted a better way to manage opportunities in their customer base and acquire new customers. The company had used…Read the Rest of Article

Our Most Popular Blog Posts

These ten posts absolutely crushed it in providing the most valuable content to our readership.   Not surprisingly, our most popular blog posts have centered around Office 365, including plan comparison, successful deployment, and value-add features.  For both first-time readers and long-time followers, here’s a round-up of these posts to help you get ahead of the game. 1.  Office365 Plan Comparison:  E1 vs. E3 vs. E5 If you’ve been looking into Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Plans for your business, you’re well aware there are a few options to choose from!   With each successive level of E1, E3, and E5, you get…Read the Rest of Article

Office 365: The New Admin Center Navigation Reference Guide

This is the first blog in a series titled “Empowering the Office 365 Administrator.” This series will seek to bring helpful tools and tips to IT Administrators and Power Users who have been entrusted with managing Office 365 services for their organizations. The series will also highlight common problems and how to prevent and resolve them, and quick and easy ways to get the most out of Office 365. To start our series, we decided to look at one of the biggest and most recent changes for Office 365 administrators – the Admin Center.   When Microsoft announced several months…Read the Rest of Article

Microsoft Office 365 E1 vs. Business Essentials Plan Comparison

Microsoft Office 365 licensing is a bit different than your normal on-premise software. With Office 365, rather than purchase a SKU as you may have previously with Microsoft, you commit to a plan subscription, for example, Microsoft Office 365 E1. When Office 365 services were first released, it was fairly difficult to move between plans; however, recently Microsoft has made this process much easier and has also simplified plan structure and began allowing organizations to mix and match plans as needed for their businesses. When looking into an Office 365 migration, the first step is to complete an Office 365…Read the Rest of Article

[Office 365 Case Study] Civeo Moves to Office 365 During Divestiture

At a firm where our clients are pivotal to our success, it is very important to document their satisfaction. We assist in a number of migrations, security, and many other cloud consulting services. Case studies and testimonials are telling evidence of the satisfaction from our services. An example of a satisfied Strategic SaaS client is Civeo as shown in their Office 365 case study. Before Civeo decided to pursue an Office 365 migration with its divestiture from Oil States International, they foresaw a need for cloud computing, evaluated their options, and chose to migrate to Office 365 with experienced migration provider. Read Civeo’s case study or one of…Read the Rest of Article

How to Buy Office 365

Your Licensing Options The Office 365 license that you choose to buy entirely depends on your organization. The Business suite and the Enterprise suite are the two umbrella options, which each have several plans underneath. For organizations with less than 300 users, the Business suite provides communication and document management tools, and some of these plans even include desktop Office applications. The Enterprise suite, which can accommodate any number of users, includes the elements of the Business plans plus additional features like archiving and business intelligence. You can compare Business plans here and Enterprise plans here. Who to Buy Office 365 From You have three options from which to purchase…Read the Rest of Article